Trainee/Qualified Biomedical Scientist

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

The South of Tyne Pathology Service is an established consolidated network with laboratories across three sites, servicing both Gateshead and South Tyneside/Sunderland trusts.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Biochemistry department for a HCPC registered Specialist Biomedical Scientist / Trainee position to work across the three hospital sites. Please ensure you detail how you meet the personal specification in your application.

Our forward thinking and innovative department has state of the art equipment and technology and a fantastic training ethos to encourage development of staff to reach their full potential.

This vacancy is part of our 'refer a friend' scheme, this means if a friend who currently works for us has told you about this vacancy you could both receive a cash payment. The full scheme details are included with the additional documents for this role.

Main duties of the job

The clinical laboratory team provides a High Quality Specialist Diagnostic Service to improve the Health Care of the people of South of Tyne and Wear.

As part of the team the post holder will be expected to further develop knowledge and skills in a range of specialist diagnostic techniques within the Biochemistry department.

Successful candidates will have:

  • An innovative, forward looking approach
  • Excellent interpersonal / communication skills
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop technical knowledge
  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic environment

The posts will be on Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust terms and conditions of employment.

Full participation in the relevant Department's extended working day, rotation across all three laboratory sites and the out of hours service is a mandatory requirement of all posts following suitable training.

About us

Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.

Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE; Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.

We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme balancegateshead.com to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.

Date posted

03 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

Depending on experience Dependent on qualifications and experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

297-6313777-A

Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Gateshead

NE9 6SX


Job description

Job responsibilities

A detailed description of key duties and responsibilities can be found within the attached job specification for each grade. Applications will be considered from trainee level to specialist, please ensure you detail within your job application how you meet the applicable personal specification.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A detailed description of key duties and responsibilities can be found within the attached job specification for each grade. Applications will be considered from trainee level to specialist, please ensure you detail within your job application how you meet the applicable personal specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • IBMS Accredited BSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent

Desirable

  • Completed IBMS Registration Portfolio, HCPC registration or currently working towards

Experience

Essential

  • Previous NHS Laboratory Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of highly specialised laboratory techniques
  • Experience in NHS Biochemistry Laboratory
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • IBMS Accredited BSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent

Desirable

  • Completed IBMS Registration Portfolio, HCPC registration or currently working towards

Experience

Essential

  • Previous NHS Laboratory Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of highly specialised laboratory techniques
  • Experience in NHS Biochemistry Laboratory

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Gateshead

NE9 6SX


Employer's website

https://www.qegateshead.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Gateshead

NE9 6SX


Employer's website

https://www.qegateshead.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Departmental Manager

Jonathan Nicholson

jonathon.nicholson@nhs.net

01914456570

Date posted

03 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

Depending on experience Dependent on qualifications and experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

297-6313777-A

Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Gateshead

NE9 6SX


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